10 Sep 2022 (10:00) - 11 Sep 2022 (16:00)

Multiple venues

Puti puti koru flowerskono roa harakek basketHarakeke puti puti flowers and toolsPuti puti large flowersHarakeke kono basketsHarakeke woven baskets Rectangle shapes

Total beginner or wanting to refresh and refine your Harakeke weaving skills?

Whether you are new to weaving or bring some prior experience, this is an opportunity to learn slightly more complicated techniques.  Once you have the basics, and at your own pace, you can move onto rectangular-based kono roa using thinner whenu, weaving kono, (four cornered baskets) smaller or bigger, completing with a variety of finishes. 

In a friendly and supportive environment, this workshop will include the techniques of weaving with NZ Flax - Harakeke along with being taught the cultural customs of working within the sustainable practices of tikanga and the values toi raranga (the protocols of flax cutting and handling which surround this time-honored craft).  

NZ Flax - Harakeke is the most enduring of all New Zealand native plants, a natural resource, and easily accessible.   Over time your harakeke weaving will take on a glorious golden hue.  


Two Day Workshop

10 Sep 2022 (10:00) - 11 Sep 2022 (16:00) Add to calendar

Nikau Gardens Studio, 411 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson, 7011View map

Ticket typePriceQuantity
Two Day WorkshopOver the two day workshop, all aspects of harvesting (tikanga) and introduction to weaving with Harakeke - NZ Flax will be covered creating puti puti flower, two cornered baskets and the larger four-cornered kono food basket. Bring your lunch (coffee and tea supplied) and $10 small materials charge paid directly to the tutor at the commencement of the workshop.$230.00